Movie # 9 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas The villain, the victims, the innocent, and the power of group belief joining together to keep the spirit of Christmas. This movie shows it much more gently than Die Hard as some readers suggested for a Christmas favorite.
Whatever your favorite, this one has a sweet moral slipped in amidst the zany pictures, and rascally activities that has had kids, parents, and grandparents reading since 1957, “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~ Dr. Seuss.
First published in 1956, the 2000 movie was #6 worldwide. Grinch marketing is everywhere besides the book today -fromCindy Lou’s House ornament to socks and underwear to Ginch’s holiday menu. Watch the movie, get the book for your kids or grands.
Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, aka Theo LeSieg had quite a career. Children’s book author, writer, traveler, advertising and political cartoonist, he was one of the first children’s authors I took an interest in on a personal level. The Cat in the Hat started more ‘reluctant’ readers in my kindergarten and first grade classes than any other book. It contained Geisel’s humor and characters in collaboration with Hougton Mifflin’s education department’s word list for young readers. Kids loved it then and still do now. Thank you, Dr. Seuss.